Genre:

Biography

Year: 2011
20 found movie
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Kill the Irishman 2011

The true story of Danny Greene, an impoverished but charismatic young Irish-American who rises to power as president of the longshoreman's local union and is charged with corruption but evades serious jail time by becoming an FBI informant. With fearless nerve he joins forces with a Mafia gangster to rise to power in Cleveland's underworld, gaining the reputation of a Robin Hood-like figure with nine lives as he escapes countless assassination attempts.

Category: Biography, Crime, Drama, Movies

Stars: Ray Stevenson, Vincent D'Onofrio, Val Kilmer, Christopher Walken

7.1 IMDB Rating 3,152 Views
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A Dangerous Method 2011

Suffering from hysteria, Sabina Spielrein is hospitalized under the care of Dr. Carl Jung who has begun using Dr. Sigmund Freud's talking cure with some of his patients. Spielrain's psychological problems are deeply rooted in her childhood and violent father. She is highly intelligent however and hopes to be a doctor, eventually becoming a psychiatrist in her own right. The married Jung and Spielrein eventually become lovers. Jung and Freud develop an almost father-son relationship with Freud seeing the young Jung as his likely successor as the standard-bearer of his beliefs. A deep rift develops between them when Jung diverges from Freud's belief that while psychoanalysis can reveal the cause of psychological problems it cannot cure the patient.

Category: Biography, Drama, Movies, Romantic

Stars: Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender, Vincent Cassel

6.4 IMDB Rating 3,112 Views
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The Intouchables 2011

In Paris, the aristocratic and intellectual Philippe is a quadriplegic millionaire who is interviewing candidates for the position of his carer, with his red-haired secretary Magalie. Out of the blue, the rude African Driss cuts the line of candidates and brings a document from the Social Security and asks Phillipe to sign it to prove that he is seeking a job position so he can receive his unemployment benefit. Philippe challenges Driss, offering him a trial period of one month to gain experience helping him. Then Driss can decide whether he would like to stay with him or not. Driss accepts the challenge and moves to the mansion, changing the boring life of Phillipe and his employees.

Category: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Movies

Stars: François Cluzet,Omar Sy,Anne Le Ny,Audrey Fleurot

8.5 IMDB Rating 6,275 Views
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Margin Call 2011

A respected financial company is downsizing and one of the victims is the risk management division head, who was working on a major analysis just when he was let go. His protégé completes the study late into the night and then frantically calls his colleagues in about the company's financial disaster he has discovered. What follows is a long night of panicked double checking and double dealing as the senior management prepare to do whatever it takes to mitigate the debacle to come even as the handful of conscientious comrades find themselves dragged along into the unethical abyss.

Category: Biography, Drama, Movies, Thriller

Stars: Kevin Spacey,Paul Bettany,Jeremy Irons,Zachary Quinto

7.1 IMDB Rating 3,904 Views
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The Snowtown Murders 2011

Sixteen-year-old Jamie lives with his mother, Elizabeth, and two younger brothers, Alex and Nicholas, in a housing trust home in Adelaide's northern suburbs. Their home is but one of many sun-starved houses crammed together to cater for a disenfranchised society. Jamie longs for an escape from the violence and hopelessness that surrounds him and his salvation arrives in the form of John, a charismatic man who unexpectedly comes to his aid. As John spends more and more time with Jamie's family, Elizabeth and her boys begin to experience a stability and sense of family that they have never known. John moves from the role of Jamie's protector to that of a mentor, indoctrinating Jamie into his world, a world brimming with bigotry, righteousness and malice. Like a son mimicking his father, Jamie soon begins to take on some of John's traits and beliefs as he spends more and more time with him and his select group of friends. The protection and guidance that John presents to Jamie is initially welcomed however as events occur around him, including the disappearance of several people, Jamie begins to harbour deep suspicions about John and his motivations. When the truth is finally revealed to Jamie his hopes of happiness are threatened by both his loyalty for, and fear of, his father-figure John Bunting, Australia's most notorious serial killer.

Category: Biography, Crime, Drama

Stars: Lucas Pittaway,Bob Adriaens,Louise Harris,Frank Cwiertniak

6.6 IMDB Rating 1,384 Views
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My Week with Marilyn 2011

Sir Laurence Olivier is making a movie in London. Young Colin Clark, an eager film student, wants to be involved and he navigates himself a job on the set. When film star Marilyn Monroe arrives for the start of shooting, all of London is excited to see the blonde bombshell, while Olivier is struggling to meet her many demands and acting ineptness, and Colin is intrigued by her. Colin's intrigue is met when Marilyn invites him into her inner world where she struggles with her fame, her beauty and her desire to be a great actress.

Category: Biography, Drama, Movies

Stars: Michelle Williams,Eddie Redmayne,Julia Ormond,Kenneth Branagh

7.0 IMDB Rating 1,587 Views
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Puncture 2011

Idealistic lawyers Mike Weiss and Paul Danziger are partners. Mike is a drug-addict and Paul is a family man with a pregnant wife. When nurse Vicky Rogers seeks them out, they learn that she contracted AIDS a couple of years ago when she was accidentally pinpricked with a contaminated needle by a violent patient. Vicky shows a retractable safety needle invented by engineer Jeffrey Matthew Dancort, who owns the Safety Point Company, but is unable to sell his product to any hospital from the United Medical group, apart from San Antonio Memorial. Danziger and Weiss accept the case and go to court against United Medical, defended by powerful lawyer Nathaniel Price. Soon, they see all the doors closed in their fight against the powerful mafia of the medical supply system.

Category: Biography, Drama, Movies

Stars: Chris Evans,Mark Kassen,Marshall Bell,Brett Cullen

6.9 IMDB Rating 1,162 Views
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Courageous 2011

Four men, one calling: To serve and protect. As law enforcement officers, they face danger every day. Yet when tragedy strikes close to home, these fathers are left wrestling with their hopes, their fears, and their faith. From this struggle will come a decision that changes all of their lives. With action, drama, and humor, the fourth film from Sherwood Pictures embraces God's promise to "turn the hearts of fathers to their children, and the hearts of children to their fathers." Souls will be stirred, and hearts will be challenged to be ... courageous!

Category: Biography, Drama, War

Stars: Anna Paquin,Marcia Gay Harden,Goran Visnjic,Nathaniel Parker,Steve Speirs,Paul Freeman,Michelle Dockery,Danuta Stenka,Iddo Goldberg,Maja Ostaszewska,Krzysztof Pieczynski,Rebecca Windheim,Olga Boladz,Leigh Lawson,Scott Handy

7.0 IMDB Rating 1,563 Views
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The Devils Double 2011

Baghdad, the playground for the rich and infamous, where anything can be bought - but for a price. This is Uday Hussein's world and with his depraved lust for debauchery and immorality, he helps himself to whatever turns him on. When army lieutenant Latif Yahia is summoned to Saddam's palace, he is faced with an impossible request - to be Uday's 'fiday' - his body double, or have his family condemned to death. In a world entrenched in betrayal and corruption, knowing who to trust becomes a matter of life or death for Latif, as he battles to escape from his forced existence.

Category: Biography, Drama, Thriller

Stars: Dominic Cooper,Ludivine Sagnier,Raad Rawi,Philip Quast,Mimoun OaĂŻssa,Khalid Laith,Dar Salim,Nasser Memarzia,Mem Ferda,Pano Masti,Akin Gazi,Stewart Scudamore,Amrita Acharia,Elektra Anastasi,Amber Rose Revah

7.1 IMDB Rating 2,135 Views
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There Be Dragons 2011

A young journalist long ago rejected by his now aged and dying father finds himself investigating one of his father's former friends, a candidate for canonization. Uncovering the two men's complicated relationship from childhood through the horrors of the Spanish Civil War unveils a compelling drama filled with passion, betrayal, love and religion. An action packed story set during a murderous time in history that ultimately serves the present by revealing the importance and timeless power of forgiveness.

Category: Biography, Drama, War

Stars: Charlie Cox,Wes Bentley,Dougray Scott,Rodrigo Santoro,Jordi Mollà,Derek Jacobi,Golshifteh Farahani,Geraldine Chaplin,Unax Ugalde,Ana Torrent,Charles Dance,Lily Cole,Olga Kurylenko,Alejandro Casaseca,Yaiza Guimaré

5.9 IMDB Rating 1,685 Views
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Klitschko 2011

A documentary encompassing the lives of world heavyweight boxing champions, Vitali & Wladimir Klitschko. The first time in history two brothers have shared all the heavyweight world titles, this film explores their humble beginnings in the Ukraine to their rise to stardom and domination of heavyweight prize fighting.

Category: Biography, Documentary, Sport

Stars: Lamon Brewster,Chris Byrd,Bernd Bönte,Pearlman Hicks,Don King,Nadeshda Uljanowna Klitschko,Natalia Klitschko,Vitali Klitschko,Wladimir Klitschko,Klaus-Peter Kohl,Lennox Lewis,Henry Maske,Larry Merchant,Falk Nebiger,Hayden Panettiere

1,125 Views
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J. Edgar 2011

Biopic of J. Edgar Hoover told by Hoover as he recalls his career for a biography. Early in his career, Hoover fixated on Communists, anarchists and any other revolutionary taking action against the U.S. government. He slowly builds the agency's reputation, becoming the sole arbiter of who gets hired and fired. One of his hires is Clyde Tolson who is quickly promoted to Assistant Director and would be Hoover's confidant and companion for the rest of Hoover's life. Hoover's memories have him playing a greater role in the many high profile cases the FBI was involved in - the Lindbergh baby kidnapping, the arrest of bank robbers like John Dillinger - and also show him to be quite adept at manipulating the various politicians he's worked with over his career, thanks in large part to his secret files.

Category: Biography, Crime, Drama, Movies

Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio,Josh Hamilton,Geoff Pierson,Cheryl Lawson

6.6 IMDB Rating 1,709 Views
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The Lady 2011

THE LADY is an epic love story about how an extraordinary couple and family sacrifice their happiness at great human cost for a higher cause. This is the story of Aung San Suu Kyi and her husband, Michael Aris. Despite distance, long separations, and a dangerously hostile regime, their love endures until the very end. A story of devotion and human understanding set against a background of political turmoil which continues today. THE LADY also is the story of the peaceful quest of the woman who is at the core of Burma's democracy movement.

Category: Biography, Drama, History, Movies

Stars: Markus Waldow,Michelle Yeoh,David Thewlis,Jonathan Raggett

7.1 IMDB Rating 1,822 Views
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Red Dog 2011

In the tradition of Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009), this is the story of a legendary, lovable red dog who roamed the outback looking for his original master, finding his way into the hearts of everyone he meets, bringing people and communities together, some who find love, and others who find themselves. Based on true events.

Category: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Movies

Stars: Josh Lucas,Rachael Taylor,Rohan Nichol,Luke Ford

7.5 IMDB Rating 1,779 Views
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The Iron Lady 2011

Elderly and a virtual prisoner in her own home due to her concerned staff and daughter Carol, Margaret Thatcher, Britain's first woman prime minister, looks back on her life as she clears out her late husband Denis's clothes for the Oxfam shop. Denis is seen as being her rock as she first enters parliament and then runs for the leadership of the Conservative Party, culminating in her eventual premiership. Now his ghost joins her to comment on her successes and failures, sometimes to her annoyance, generally to her comfort until ultimately, as the clothes are sent to the charity shop, Denis departs from Margaret's life forever.

Category: Biography, Drama, Movies

Stars: Meryl Streep,Jim Broadbent,Susan Brown,Alice da Cunha

6.4 IMDB Rating 1,436 Views
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Soul Surfer 2011

13 year-old Bethany Hamilton is a champion surfer who was born to be in the water. But after a fun night out night surfing and what should be a fun day in the water, she is attacked by a shark and loses her arm. Rushed to the hospital, she remains calm, and maintains her faith in God. Now she has to re-learn how to do everything with only one arm - including how to surf. It will take her friends, family, and her Christian faith to get her back into the water, but if that is where she is meant to be, she will find a way to get there.

Category: Biography, Drama, Family, Movies

Stars: AnnaSophia Robb,Helen Hunt,Dennis Quaid,Carrie Underwood

7.1 IMDB Rating 6,269 Views
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Too Big to Fail 2011

A close look behind the scenes, between late March and mid-October, 2008: we follow Richard Fuld's benighted attempt to save Lehman Brothers; conversations among Hank Paulson (the Secretary of the Treasury), Ben Bernanke (chair of the Federal Reserve), and Tim Geithner (president of the New York Fed) as they seek a private solution for Lehman's; and, back-channel negotiations among Paulson, Warren Buffet, investment bankers, a British regulator, and members of Congress as almost all work to save the U.S. economy. By the end, with the no-strings bailout arranged, modest confidence restored on Wall Street, and a meltdown averted, Paulson wonders if banks will lend.

Category: Biography, Drama, History, Movies

Stars: James Woods,John Heard,William Hurt,Erin Dilly

7.4 IMDB Rating 2,412 Views
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Machine Gun Preacher 2011

In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, addicted gang biker Sam Childers is released from prison and learns that his wife Lynn is no longer a stripper but has converted to Christianity. One night, Sam and his best friend Donnie give a ride to a hitchhiker who threatens Donnie with a pocketknife; however Sam reacts and turns the tables on the stranger. Sam is affected by the incident and is convinced by Lynn and his mother Daisy to join their church, and he is baptized. Sam finds a straight job in construction. When he meets a preacher from Africa, he decides to visit the continent. Sam travels to Northern Uganda and South Sudan many times and builds an orphanage for the victims of the cruel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). Further, he fights whenever necessary and becomes a legend known as The Machine Gun Preacher.

Category: Action, Biography, Crime

Stars: Gerard Butler,Michelle Monaghan,Kathy Baker,Michael Shannon,Ryann Campos,Madeline Carroll,Souleymane Sy Savane,Grant R. Krause,Reavis Graham,Peter Carey,Barbara Coven,Misty Mills,Nicole Michele Sobchack,Sidi Henderson,Mike Litaker

6.8 IMDB Rating 3,135 Views
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God Bless Ozzy Osbourne 2011

Ozzy Osbourne's four decade track record as a culturally relevant artist is unprecedented, but his personal struggles have been shrouded in secrecy, until now. Featuring never before seen footage uncovered from the archives and interviews with Paul McCartney, Tommy Lee and others, God Bless Ozzy Osbourne is the first documentary to take viewers inside the complex mind of rock's great icon. Emerging from a working class family in war torn England, Osbourne and his neighborhood friends formed Black Sabbath and invented heavy metal. Plagued by self doubt, Osbourne the solo superstar went on a binge that lasted 40 years. God Bless Ozzy Osbourne will relive the highs of his triumphs as well as his journey to sobriety, which Ozzy regards as his greatest accomplishment.

Category: Biography, Documentary, Music

Stars: Blasko,Brandon Boyd,Mike Brodin,Geezer Butler,John Frusciante,Gillian Hemming,Jessica Hobbs,Iris James,Tommy Lee,Paul McCartney,Billy Morrison,Colin Newman,Aimee Osbourne,Kelly Osbourne,Louis Osbourne

7.4 IMDB Rating 2,640 Views
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Moneyball 2011

Oakland A's GM Billy Beane is handicapped with the lowest salary constraint in baseball. If he ever wants to win the World Series, Billy must find a competitive advantage. Billy is about to turn baseball on its ear when he uses statistical data to analyze and place value on the players he picks for the team.

Category: Biography, Drama, Movies, Sport

Stars: Brad Pitt,Jonah Hill,Philip Seymour Hoffman,Robin Wright

7.6 IMDB Rating 4,734 Views